Homeless in Sacramento: A death on the streets

Genevieve Lucchesi died on a cold February morning this year in a parking lot in midtown Sacramento. She was 77 and had been living homeless for more than 20 years. Genny was a fixture in midtown, with her gray bun and stacked metal cart. But she remained an enigma even to those who tried to help. Who was Genny? What brought her to the streets? And why did she die alone?

Source: Homeless in Sacramento: A death on the streets

Paradigm Shift ~ “They Call Me “Clean-Up”” | KarmaTube

Clean-Up Man
James “Clean-Up” Boatner, Oakland, CA USA ~ Click on the link below to watch this short clip about this quiet gentle man.

They Call Me “Clean-Up” | KarmaTube.

James Boatner has a grizzled beard, a giant shopping cart and an unusual street name. Residents of West Oakland know him simply as “Clean-Up”, because that’s what he does. The soft spoken homeless man spends his days sweeping the streets he has lived on for over 15 years. He is a familiar face in the neighborhood and beloved by its children. In this short film, 71-year-old “Clean-Up” speaks with quiet dignity about his life on the streets and his dream of writing a memoir that will give the world a window into what it means to be homeless.

If you resonate with James’ dream to find a safe home where he can write his book, please consider donating to his Kickstart campaign.

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